Mammography

What is a mammogram?

A mammogram is an image of the breast that is made by using low-dose x-rays. While standing in front of the mammography machine, your breast will be compressed between two plates. The plates will come together to make the breast as flat as possible in order to find abnormalities that may be cancerous. Usually you will have two views performed, from the side and top. The test may be slightly uncomfortable but only takes a few minutes. Sometimes additional tests are needed to take a closer look at a subtle finding. These can be performed in most cases during the same day, or at your convenience.

What is CADx?

The CADx is a computerized detection system that enhances digital images and aids in detection of areas.

Preparation

Do not use deodorant, powder, or lotion on the breast or underarm area on the morning of your appointment. If available, please bring old mammogram films with you or have them sent from the previous facility. A requisition form will be given to you by your doctor, please bring it with you on the day of your appointment.

For More information

http://www.radiologyinfo.org/en/info.cfm?pg=mammo.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm

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